NEW: Wisconsin Landowners and ecosystem services

The UWEX Learning Store has just published, Expanding Sustainable Forestry on Wisconsin Woodlands. This publication reports on recent research describing Wisconsin’s woodland owners, focused in two areas: Comparing those enrolled and not enrolled in the MFL, and The receptivity of those not enrolled in the MFL to payment for ecosystem services. Payments for ecosystem services […]

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Driftless Forest Network: Lots of moving parts to landowner engagement

The Driftless Forest Network project is a novel living experiment that seeks to engage and empower landowners and to create an integrated support structure for them. It is has lots of moving parts. We (Jerry Greenberg, Alanna Koshollek, and I) do our best to describe all these in a recently submitted paper for an upcoming […]

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Timber harvesting resources for landowners

Considering a timber sale? Don’t know where to start? Here are some resources for you to consider. Publications Conducting a successful timber sale — A primer for landowners (pdf) Understanding the Sample Timber Sale Contract (includes sample contract and language) (pdf) Hiring a consulting forester (pdf) How to Hire a Contractor for Land Management Activities (pdf) DNR Timber harvesting […]

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CORRECTION TO FF107: Proposed changes to the MFL

Richard Wedepohl (WWOA member very knowledgeable about property taxes) found an error in the Forestry Fact 107 on the proposed changes to the MFL. He noted that I had a spurious list of the Council on Forestry’s concerns related to the MFL that I failed to check with the original. I corrected that and added […]

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NEW ARTICLE: Landowners, timber harvesting, BMPs, and social networks

Best management practices and timber harvesting: the role of social networks in shaping landowner decisions Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research (on-line only) Tricia G. Knoot and Mark Rickenbach Abstract: The influence of social others in private landowner decision-making has received limited attention despite growing support for peer-to-peer learning and landowner cooperative behavior. We applied social […]

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New Pub: Factors Influencing Timber Prices for Landowners

Scott Mueller (Wisconsin DNR), Bill Klase (UWEX), and Kris Tiles (UWEX) recently published a two-page fact sheet entitled, “Factors Influencing Timber Prices for Landowners” (pdf). SUMMARY: When a landowner begins the timber sale process, a primary questions is often “How much can I expect to get for my wood?” This publication aims to help landowners […]

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